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Form W-3

Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, is a summary page of all W-2 forms issued by the employer. This form includes the total amount for all employees under the employer during the tax year.

Who needs to file Form W-3?

Anyone required to file Form W-2 must file Form W-3 to transmit Copy A of Forms W-2. Even if there is only one paper W-2 form being filed a W-3 is still required. There is no reason to file form W-3 alone. There is also no need to file a form W-3 for Form(s) W-2 that were submitted electronically to the SSA. If you are filing your W-2 forms electronically a separate W-3 form is not needed.

Where do I file Form W-3?

The SSA encourages all employers to E-File. E-filing can save you time and effort and helps ensure accuracy. You must E-File if you are required to file 250 or more Forms W-2 or W-2C . If you are required to E-File but fail to do so, you may incur a penalty. ExpressTaxfilings.com is the easiest - we transmit it all to the IRS for you! Or, print paper copies and mail them to the IRS and recipient.

File Copy A of Form W-2 with Form W-3 at the following address:
Social Security Administration
Data Operations Center
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18769-0001


Form W-3 Due Dates

Form W-3 is due to the IRS by March 31, 2014 when E-Filed. (If you choose to file on paper, the deadline is February 28, 2014). Recipients’ copy must be supplied by January 31, 2014.

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Due Dates

Form 1099-MISC, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV & W-2 due dates
Filing 2013 Forms 1099 & W-2 to Recipients/Employees - January 31, 2014.

Paper: 2013 Form 1099 to Federal (IRS) - February 28, 2014
2013 Form W-2 to Federal (SSA) - February 28, 2014

Electronically: 2013 Forms 1099 & W-2 Federal (IRS/SSA) - March 31, 2014